Biscotto (Italy)

- a popular Italian confectionery product, which is a dry biscuit with a characteristic length and curved shape. From Italian it is translated as "twice baked". Biscotti is the common name for a biscuit in Italy.

A special kind of biscotti, cantuchini, cantuchini, is a type of cookie distributed in Tuscany. It is made from flour, sugar, butter, eggs. In the original recipe with the addition of almonds, and now with other additives - chocolate, dried fruits. Dough for biscotti is formed in the form of a loaf, baked, then cut into slices and baked again. After baking, they can be dipped in melted chocolate. The cookie can be stored for 3-4 months.

In other countries, as in Italy, this type of biscotti is known as Biscotti di Prato, Biscociucci or Cantuccini ("Small Corners"). The traditional recipe does not include oil, fat or milk. Since biscotti is a very dry biscuit, it is often served with a drink. In Italy, cookies are served with Vin Santo (dessert wine). In America, biscotti is eaten with coffee or black tea. And in Spain they are usually served with a glass of sweet dessert wine, such as nutmeg.

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